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Digging it on campus

Students in Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Graff’s Archaeological Field Methods course are getting hands-on experience while digging at sites on South Campus.

Graff and her students are looking for evidence of an African-American Methodist church that was located on the corner of Maplewood Road (S Campus Street) and Washington Road in the year 1917.

So far, the archaeological team has discovered both artifacts—man-made items such as bricks and glass—and ecofacts—natural items such as roots and topsoil.

In addition to the digs, the class is also researching the church’s history and why we know so little about it today. 

—Sangun Hornewer ’20